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Thursday, September 5, 2019

In 'Dear Marie Stopes' Alex Mills sets "heartfelt, emotional" letters from grateful women to meditative music

Album review: Iggy Pop - Free

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Iggy's latest finds him as an artist rather than a rock star, swimming in contemplative, jazz-inflected waters.

Whether the drill rap scene likes it or not, for those outside of its primary audience the view persists that it is a genre dogged by ignominious repute.

Most of us regard Kings Place as the home of two concert halls. What's not often realised is that it's also a temple of words, and that the London Podcast Festival - which it annually hosts - is the beating heart of this new spoken-word art form.

One of the world's leading sitarists - and a prominent campaigner for disabled people in the arts - is coming to Lauderdale House for a highly anticipated concert this weekend.

Review: Around the World with HGO

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

It didn't take long for mezzo Beth Moxon and soprano Luci Briginshaw to remind the audience of St Michael's terrific acoustic.

As their name suggests, Ridiculous aren't taking themselves too seriously - and if you weren't sure where they hail from, the lyric "who wants to be a millionaire," might give away their Hampstead stock.

Handsome Family labelmate and former ballerina fronts a set of disarming, powerful reflections on love and life.

Album review: Kaiser Chiefs - Duck

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Ricky Wilson and his wholesome collective of jolly moshpit makers are back for a seventh LP

A weekend of free parties, events, discussions and performances marks the youth arts charity's ongoing 40th birthday celebratons

Historic double-bill is a study in contrasts as Young proves he's an evergreen rocker while Dylan is well past his prime

This ecclectic mix of Londoners of all ages perform in the belief that to sing together is to live better together

Between supporting The Who at Wembley and releasing a new album, the Highgate rock star talks about starting a food revolution with his best mate

Stevie Wonder at BST Hyde Park

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Legendary singer song writer is joined by Lionel Richie Lianne La Havas and Joel Culpepper for a summer Saturday of memorable music

East London advice and education charity Toynbee Hall and the North London hospice benefitted from the annual literary and music festival in Hampstead Garden Suburb

Local musicians Hannah King and Owain Park have programmed nine affordable concerts over six days to bring quality classical music to their neighbourhood

The West Hampstead singer recently returned to the stage after a 30 year break with a string of bawdy blues gigs

As the Proms take flight this week we look ahead to the concerts and workshops for children and schools and the exciting book talks over Lit Fest weekend

The Nutty Boys enjoyed a rousing sell-out 40th anniversary homecoming gig on Hampstead Heath backed by a full orchestra and cheered on by north London family and friends

Thousands of tickets to be refunded as the Spanish tenor pulls out of his farewell to London concert

Korean cellist Catherine Lee talks about playing the Proms and starting a music school in Hampstead

This month sees the start of the annual music and literary festival in Hampstead Garden Suburb as we look ahead to the highlights

Christina McMaster says lying down and listening to classical music is a boost for mental and physical wellbeing

The devil (or perhaps God herself) is in the detail when it comes to Saint Etienne, so hearing Tiger Bay given a unique live outing with its original orchestral score reinstated feels very on brand.

A seriously surreal take on Handel's Opera Seria - don't expect to understand it, just sit back and wallow in the fun, lovely music, and amazing performances.

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